The Special Commission of the Permanent Commission of the Comptrollership of the legitimate National Assembly, presented a preliminary report that determines that the company ExClé S.A. has assisted since 2004 in the fraudulent electoral processes in Venezuela, using the Biometric identification for fingerprints, violating the country’s human, political and electoral rights, and undermining democracy and freedom in Venezuela.
This was stated by the deputy for Lara State, Guillermo Palacios, of UNT, Coordinator of the Special Commission appointed by the Permanent Commission of the Comptroller, to investigate irregularities committed by the company ExClé S.A. in the country, when he presented the preliminary report on the irregular acts committed by public officials. These public officials hired companies and acquired machines for electoral purposes without complying with the legal requirements.
“It has been found that these operations have produced institutional damage to the country by allowing a dictatorial regime to be established through a fabricated voting process where mock elections have been held to designate elected bodies in an irregular manner, such as the National Constituent Assembly, or the electoral farce of May 20th, 2018, and the subsequent events that have advanced a total concentration of powers, and that includes the CNE.”
During the presentation of the report, Deputy Palacios explained that this Argentine company, the same one that created the platform of the ‘patria’ national card and agregated the data of the public sector banks and other platforms of social programs, when this represents a conflict of interest in its activities.
“ExClé S.A . has been working fundamentally on the verification and consolidation of voter data through a biometric technique for identifying fingerprints, which it carried out until 2018, verifying more than 19 million voters who supposedly attended the electoral farce that the regime carried out on May 20th of that year.”
He indicated that it could also be verified that in 2017 the permanent Electoral Registry of the CNE “suffered alterations with the duplication of voters, which at that time amounted to more than 35 million voters.”
“All which means that in the elections held in the years prior to this date of 2017 we had a duplication of voters that allowed them to carry out manipulations, this fact, has never been explained to the country.”
Deputy Palacios argued that the company ExClé S.A. was hired, according to Dr. Rafael Simón Jiménez, who was the a rector of the CNE, to acquire the voting machines in 2020. This operation is totally obscure and according to him all these instructions came from Miraflores beyond the CNE and sponsored by Jorge Rodríguez, the current president of the illegal Nat. Assembly. “Here it is evident that there is very high level political protection.”
Among the recommendations, in accordance to the report presented and as was stated by Deputy Guillermo Palacios, are: report the Company ExClé S.A. to the European Union (E.U.).; report its partners Eduardo Cesar San Agustín and Guillermo Carlos San Agustín; report the Company ExClé Soluciones Biométricas CA, which operates in Venezuela as the subsidiary of ExClé S.A.; and report its partners in Venezuela, Guillermo Carlos San Agustín and Marcos Javier Machado Requena; report in the Republic of Lithuania the Company Neurotechnology S.A. based in that country for using Biometric Techniques to contribute to the undermining of democracy and the violation of human rights in Venezuela, especially everything related to the right and freedom to vote.
It also states that these companies were sanctioned by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. State Department on December 18th, 2020. “We declare the political responsibility of Tibisay Lucena Ramírez, former president of the CNE for being involved directly in the hiring of the company ExClé S.A., and Carlos Enrique Quintero Cuevas, rector of the electoral body, who was the operator of the Permanent Electoral Registry,” pointed out Parliamentarian Palacios.
He considers it essential to demand from the corresponding authorities a thorough examination and technical assessment of the REP (Permanent Electoral Registry) of the National Electoral Council and the Biometric technique applied to it, and the correlation with other data such as the Patria National Card.
Finally, he recommended appointing a Mixed Commission made up of members of the Comptroller’s Commission and the Internal Policy Commission of the legitimate Natinal Assembly, to prepare a Bill on the Biometric and Neuro rights of Venezuelans.
“It is also appropriate to open a debate in the country on this issue that involves areas of scientific knowledge that are very sensitive to people, caused by the technological advance experienced in Neurotechnology and Biometrics, which, although they are beneficial for society, also entail risks that must be regulated.”